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Come as you are!

The Lutheran Student Community of Penn State is an intentionally safe place – open to all students – regardless of faith background, church denominational history, economic status, political affiliation, ancestry, color, national origin, race, sexual orientation or gender identity, disability or handicap, political persuasion, age, or academic standing.

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Worship with us

There are plenty of opportunities with our community. Weekly worship is offered Thursdays on campus at the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center, as well as Sunday services in the morning and evening at Grace Lutheran Church on South Garner Street.

Need someone to talk to?

Don’t know what you believe? Struggling with relationships? Need a listening ear? If you are feeling distressed or troubled, if you can’t quite sort things out, if you just want to talk, you are welcome to contact our Campus Minister, Alicia Anderson. Part of why our staff is here is so that we can provide emotional, spiritual, and other support to students when they most need it!

Alicia is available by email at ara2@psu.edu or by text or phone at (814) 360-0601.

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John 3:1-17

1Now there was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews. 2He came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God; for no one can do these signs that you do apart from the presence of God.” 3Jesus answered him, “Very truly, I tell you, no one can

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spirit & fire

What do you imagine it would be like for God to pour out God’s spirit on all people?  What would it feel like? How would the world be affected? What would happen? Pentecost comes 40 days after the resurrection.  Jesus has appeared to the disciples numerous times since Easter.  He has spent weeks reiterating his teachings and highlighting the most

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weekly prayer: 5/21

Spirit of God, Stir me with your fire. Kindle your passion within me. Move me to help reform and transform the world. Show me how to confront injustice. Teach me to call for inclusion. Empower me to work for your love in all the places I go.  Amen. of fire | God’s spirit and the disciples in Acts 2

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Acts 2:1-21

1When the day of Pentecost had come, [the apostles] were all together in one place. 2And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. 4All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit

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never alone

After Jesus was raised from the dead, he spent time with his followers, appearing to them, reassuring them it really was him and not a ghost, and explaining scripture and his teachings to them in light of his death and resurrection. Eventually, it was time for him to leave earth and ascend.     We find accounts of Jesus’ ascension in

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weekly prayer: 5/14

O God, Help me to remember that you are always here. Show me your presence. Show me the countless ways you fill my world with love and hope and new life. Remind me of your promise that we are never without you. Help me to see you and find strength to live your love. Amen. never alone | Jesus ascends

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